4483 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Bowen Elementary School serves 338 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Bowen Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the Michigan state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Michigan state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Michigan state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Bowen Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

Bowen Elementary School's student population of 338 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Bowen Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,120 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Bowen Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1619 out of 3120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
31%
3%
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Hispanic
8%
8%
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Black
40%
18%
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White
16%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
81%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MI
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.72 (Top 1%)

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